5 Calming Bedroom Design Ideas For A Soothing Slumber
Your bedroom is not only a place for slumber but also a space that serves as a calming respite from the hustle and bustle. To craft a tranquil interior, bring together elements inspired by the outdoors, layered with a tactile mix of natural materials for a cosy and comforting ambience.
Here, we gather some ideas to help you get started on your bedroom makeover.
1/5 In the Abstract
Proof that an all-natural bedroom can be highly sophisticated, this space combines a softly finished micro-cement floor with plenty of other organic materials—including wood, bamboo, jute and linen—to create real depth and a subtle sensuality.
The bedding and scatter cushions in tones of green, grey and blue add touches of freshness and a genuinely inviting feel.Look out for vintage bamboo pieces, such as this gorgeous wall-hung display, which was found at a local flea market: its satiny patina, created by time and use, adds a unique and memorable touch to a pared-down scheme.
2/5 A Fine Romance
A pure white ceiling, walls and poured Pandomo micro-cement flooring form an airy backdrop to the natural textures that enliven this master bedroom. The sheepskin rug and duvet provide the assurance of warmth during cooler months, adding yet another dimension to the romantic yet easy-going feel of the space. Use decor elements to add playful touches as required.
Here, the white peacock chair and four-poster wooden bed bring personality to the room, while the decorative cushions and ceramic pots on the mantelpiece provide extra tactility.
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3/5 Wood Works
In the main bedroom of a home at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, sliding doors open to a balcony with spectacular natural views, while inside, large swathes of wooden panelling conceal plenty of storage space and an ensuite bathroom. The tactile wood panelling contrasts beautifully with the raw concrete of the staircase that leads up to this space, and is cleverly offset by a minimalist cream linen bedspread.
Natural materials can look and feel very contemporary, depending on how they are used: the ultra-wide floorboards chosen for this room give it an up-to-the-minute feel, despite the fact that wood is the most traditional of building materials.
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4/5 Simple Pleasures
This poolside guest suite is located in an old outbuilding close to a renovated holiday home in Sóller, Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, which are part of Spain. It features a sculptural built-in bed—topped with a tumble of cushions in a plethora of natural textiles—as well as a delightfully rustic and barefoot-friendly flooring finish that was handmade by laying small river pebbles in concrete.
Decorative touches are essential in simple bedrooms, but shouldn’t overwhelm or clutter the space. The metal light fitting used in this bedroom is of precisely the right scale, as are the vases by Mallorcan ceramicist Dora Good on the built-in shelf behind the bed.
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5/5 Inside Out
Situated at the end of the bedroom wing of a family home in Constantia, Cape Town, this master suite offers spectacular views of the garden, over the vineyards and the mountains beyond. Glass sliding doors enable such vistas, while privacy is ensured by sliding cedar screens.
From the garden, the bedroom appears to float, an impression enhanced by the foliage where floor meets ground. Elements of extreme simplicity —there is no false ceiling, with the off-shutter concrete roof left raw—combine with ample curtaining to create a space that feels comfortably sheltered yet wide open to the natural world outside.
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Read the full story in the April-May 2021 issue of Tatler Homes, available on Magzter and from bookstores from April 9.
- Photography Greg Cox / Bureaux
- Production Sven Alberding and Tille del Negro / Bureaux